The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team is engaged in the process of learning the game this season under the tutelage of new head coach Lamont Strothers, and the Saints have exhibited signs that the lessons are sinking in.
After starting the season 1-2, NSA entered its winter break on a four-game winning streak.
“I think we have the ability to do better than we did last year,” Strothers said, as the Saints went 8-16 last season.
Strothers’ resume is filled with evidence that he knows exactly what he is talking about as he instructs his Nansemond-Suffolk players. He played basketball professionally for 12 years, including about two years in the NBA. He was drafted in 1991 by the Golden State Warriors but found playing time with the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers. Then, he played 10 years of pro hoops in Europe, where he began serving as a player assistant coach in 2000. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.